LA County Tax Refund
- The claim for a refund can be filed online or by mail
- Frequently Asked questions are available for review
- Claims Administrator contact information is provided
When a class action lawsuit includes the residents of a county as populated as Los Angeles, one could only assume that any settlement that comes out of the suit would be of a fairly large dollar figure. In the case of Granados v. County of Los Angeles, that assumption would be correct as the suit has recently come to a settlement agreement that provides a fund valued at up to $16.9 MILLION. The case was filed over allegations that the Defendant required that telephone service providers collect a “telephone user tax” on services that were not legally taxable. As far as the other side of the argument goes, the Defendant does indeed deny that the telephone user tax was collected improperly. Those who believe they are eligible to make a claim for a piece of the $16.9 million settlement can begin by going to the LA County Tax Refund settlement page and clicking the File a Claim tab. After clicking the tab three different filing options can be reviewed prior to moving on to the actual online claim form (option 1 is the standard filing that DOES NOT include supporting documents).
Right on. Anything else I should know before I file for my LA County tax refund?
- Collections must have occurred between August 25th, 2005 and November 4th, 2008
- The date by which claims must be filed is September 15th, 2018 (don’t miss out!)
- Requests to be excluded from the settlement must be filed by October 15th, 2018
- September 28th, 2018 is the deadline by which all objections must be mailed in
- Those who take no action (such as filing a claim or requesting exclusion) get nothing
Class Members who decide to file under option 2 or 3 will need to provide the supporting documents as outline in the Class Notice (a little leg work may be well worth it if the documents can be found!). Many questions about the settlement can be answered by reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions section of the LA County Tax Refund settlement page. It is very important to point out that any exclusions requests or mail-in claim forms must be post-marked prior to the previously listed filing deadlines and sent directly to the Claims Administrator. The Claims Administrator is also a good place to go with questions for those who didn’t find exactly what they were looking for in the FAQs.
Claims Administrator Contact Information
- PO Box 91348, Seattle, WA 98111